Expert Panel on Acute & Critical Care
The Expert Panel on Acute and Critical Care focuses on informing health policy and practices related to acute and critical care. Goals are achieved by the creation and dissemination of knowledge related to the practice and care of acute or critically ill patients, their health care environment, and treatment processes.
Inaugural Year: 2005
Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FCCM, FAAN
Duke University, School of Nursing
Hilaire J. Thompson, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAAN
The University of Washington: Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Judy Verger, PhD, CRNP, CRNP-AC, FCCM, FAAN
Professor (Clinical), Pediatric Nurse Practicioner - Acute Care and Neonatal Programs
The University of Iowa College of Nursing
Staff Liaison: Matthew Williams, JD, MA
Board Liaison: Ramon L. Lavandero, RN, MA, MSN, FAAN
Previous Chairs: Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren (2016-2017); Linda Chlan (2015-2016); Ruth M. Kleinpell (2005-2007)
The Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel was established to inform health policy and influence relevant issues related to acute and critical care. Members of the panel have diverse areas of expertise to provide leadership and expert opinion on a variety of issues. The panel facilitates networking, and fosters research and scholarship among members. It also promotes exchange of information and ideas with other nursing and professional groups. Opportunities for future projects include integration of technology into practice to promote quality and safety, identification of care delivery models that incorporate and maximize the advanced practice nurse role, and addressing futile and/or palliative care issues as they relate to care of the acute or critically ill patient.
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